How to Apply

Jackson Prep's International Program Office practices rolling admissions, meaning that an international student can apply at any time. Prep begins receiving International Student applications for the next year’s fall semester as early as a year in advance. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible.
Not sure if you should be applying as an “International” student? Visit the frequently asked questions page to learn more.

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  • Step 1: Complete the Online Application

    The first step in applying to Jackson Prep’s International Student Program is to complete the free Prospect Student Profile.  You can also contact the International Student Office by email:  Give the student’s and parent’s names, grade level, desired start date, and any other information you would like to share.
  • Step 2: Submit the Required Documentation

    Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to help you complete your admissions package, which will include the following 4 documents:
    1. An official copy of the applicant’s Academic Records (school transcript) from the previous two years until present. Applicants must send both the original language transcripts and an official copy of the transcript which has been both translated into English and scaled to the American grading system* (100 point system / 4 point GPA scale).
    2. A scan of a recent photoof the applicant
    3. Official results from one of the following accepted English Proficiency Assessments:
      1. SLEP
      2. ELTis
      3. TOEFL iBT
      4. TOEFL-PB
      5. TOEFL JR
      6. SLATE (ITEP)
      7. IELTS

    The test scores are submitted to Jackson Preparatory School, code B371.

    1. A mini bio to tell us about yourself, including your hobbies, your favorite sports, your favorite activities, what you expect for your future, etc.  This bio should be under 500 words.

    Please submit supplemental documents directly to Jackson Preparatory School using one of the following options:
    1. By email to:, or
    2. By Fax: 601-939-9728Attn. JPIP, Jane Zhu, or
    3. By mail to:
    Jackson Preparatory School
    Attn: International Student Program
    P.O. Box 4940
    Jackson, MS 39296-4940, USA
  • Step 3: Taking Entrance Test

    After submitting the required documentation, you will obtain a study guide for the mathematics portion as the admission testing from Jackson Prep International Program office.  You need to make arrangement with JPIP office for admission testing.
  • Step 4: Interview and Acceptance Process

    Applicant Interview
    Once all supplemental documents have been received, the applicant will be contacted by the International Student Program to schedule an admissions interview.
    Interviews are normally conducted via Skype, but are sometimes arranged in person on the JP campus, or in the applicant’s home country when convenient for both parties. Arrangements are made to accommodate various time zone differences when interviewing via Skype. A typical interview lasts 30-60 minutes. Interviews are conducted by JPIP Admission Committee.
    Acceptance Decision & Offer of Admission
    After completing the admissions interview, an applicant will be contacted by the Admission Committee within 3~5 business day. This contact will communicate the Committee’s final decision.
  • Step 5: Enrollment Contract & Tuition Deposit (15 days)

    Within 15 days of an acceptance decision, the accepted student will receive an enrollment packet from the school via mail. This packet will include a copy of your Admissions Letter, a Tuition Statement, Enrollment Contract.
    Contract Returned & Deposit Submitted (2 weeks)
    Families are afforded 2 weeks to complete the enclosed contracts and submit their non-refundable* tuition deposit of $5,000 USD to Jackson Preparatory School.  
    *In the event that a student is not afforded an F-1 Student Visa for a reason outside of their own control, Jackson Prep will refund the student’s tuition deposit. 
  • Step 6: Enrollment & Visa Application

    Once an applicant returns their enrollment contract and 5,000 dollar non-refundable deposit, they are officially “enrolled” into Jackson Prep’s International Student Program. Their seat in the program is guaranteed and reserved.
    At this time, JP will issue the I-20 paperwork needed to gain an F-1 student Visa. The student is responsible for contacting their local U.S. Embassy to schedule a visa interview.  JP’s International Student Program office is happy to assist families with questions relating to their visa acquisition process. For questions please contact us at or by phone at +1 601-939-8611, Ext. 295.
  • Step 7: Tuition Payment & Travel Arrangements

    International Students are required to submit the full balance of their annual tuition before I-20 is issued and mailed out.  Students who fail to do so will lose their admissions status and deposit.
    Students must provide Jackson Prep  with a copy of their incoming flight itinerary. Specific dates are set for each incoming class to arrive in order to properly greet each student and to provide transportation from the airport. All flights should arrive into Jackson International Airport (JAN).
    Students are required to arrive in mid-July to participate in our International Summer Camp--a  cultural orientation program.


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    Jane Zhu 

    Director of International Program
An independent, coeducational day school serving preschool through grade twelve.